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Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles [2022]: All Levels, All Budgets

It's no secret that a ton of us probably became interested in the world of airsoft via the often romanticized portrayal of the role of the sniper in action and war movies--but diving headfirst into the world of airsoft sniper rifles expecting to get your Tom Berenger on is likely…

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The Best Airsoft Guns for Beginners

Looking to cut through the BS and get out on the field as fast as possible? Whether you're new to airsoft as a whole or are trying to rope your friends into being a dork with you, we've assembled a basic list of some of our favorite AEGs and gas…

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12 Best Airsoft M4 AEGs [2022]: All Budgets

No matter where you play, it never hurts to stick to the classics. The M4 carbine is perhaps one of the most iconic service rifles of the modern era, having equipped a good portion of the Western world and NATO country's armed forces since the mid-nineties. An airsoft player using…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / Safety

Essential Airsoft Safety Gear

Want to know what safety gear you need to get started in airsoft? We talk a lot about guns...but what about gear? You’re in the right place! We talk a lot about safety around here, but that’s because we think it’s super important to not only have fun, but to…

Airsoft Basics / Ammo / Beginner's Guide

Types of Airsoft BBs

Wondering what types of BBs are out there for your airsofting adventures? Well, the good news is you’ve got a bunch of choices...you just need to find which ones are right for you! Some factors, like weight and size, are determined by your airsoft gun. Others, like color, material, and…

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Different Roles of Airsoft Guns

Perhaps one of the coolest parts of airsoft from a nerd’s standpoint is just how many real firearms have been recreated in BB form. For those of us that grew up with first-person shooters, airsoft feels a lot like a natural extension of the customization and specialization those games provided…

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What is Airsoft? Getting into the Game

Looking for a way to get the kids off Call of Duty and outside?  Paintballs are messy, NERF darts are annoying, and you may have your reservations about getting a membership to the local range and becoming a gun owner. But what about airsoft? AW Custom Ace Competitor Hi-CAPA Reverse…

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Can I Reuse My BBs?

So, the thought may have crossed your mind -- can I reuse my BBs? After all, saving a little bit of money is always nice, and cleaning up stray bits of plastic will help reduce your ecological impact. But before you load up your magazine with a bunch of scavenged…

Pistols / Reviews

Elite Force Legends Smoke Wagon CO2 Powered Revolver [Review]

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWW! Howdy pardners! Looking to add a high quality airsoft revolver to your holster before hittin' the old dusty? Elite Force Smoke Wagon Profile Second Set Today we're taking a look at Elite Force's Smoke Wagon CO2-Powered Revolver -- a bit of a rarity in the airsoft world, to help…

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AW Custom “Ace Competitor” Hi-CAPA Gas Blowback Pistol [Review]

Got a soft spot for the infamous silhouette of the 1911, but perhaps looking for a little bit of modern flair? You're in luck! Today, we're taking a look at the AW Custom "Ace Competitor" Hi-Capa - a high-performance take on the futuristic "2011" style of the classic .45. Let's…

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Different Types of Airsoft Guns: How They Go Pew!

Whether you’re new to the game or not, you’ve undoubtedly run across tons of discussion online about which type of airsoft gun is the best for any given situation. Frustratingly enough, this isn’t an answer with a particularly simple answer, as all the different types of guns definitely have their…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / Safety

Airsoft vs. BB Guns: Knowing the Difference

So, you may have heard “airsoft gun” and “BB gun” used interchangeably, but are they really the same?  Sure, they both shoot projectiles that are called BBs and can function somewhat similarly, but that is where the parallels end. Multicolor Airsoft BBs Knowing the difference between an airsoft gun and…

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Best Airsoft Masks [2022]: Glasses, Aiming, & Anti-Fog

If your gear isn’t performing up to standard, neither are you--which is why it’s so important to wear a comfortable, quality mask while playing airsoft. With like, a million and one options on the market, though, it can be hard to know which ones are trash and which ones are…

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Best Gas Airsoft Pistols [2022]: Green Gas and CO2

We love airsoft sidearms--it's true! A reliable airsoft handgun can mean the difference between making it to your objective or suffering a humiliating plastic death, and there are numerous situations where transitioning to your secondary weapon is going to be much more beneficial than continuing on with your AEG or…

Gear Reviews / Reviews

5 Best Tactical Lights for Airsoft [2022]

Airsoft, above all else, is a game of variety. Matches occur in various settings and locales -- from BB fights in lush woodland areas to the pulse-pounding CQB action of indoor games. Games can take place at a variety of places. So, the intelligent airsofter will be prepared to keep…

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KWA M9 Tactical Professional Training Pistol [Review]

For those of us that grew up on the cheesy action movies of the 90s, there's probably one gun that sticks out as the most iconic pistol of the era -- the Beretta M92! Is KWA's gas blowback replica that bills itself as a "professional training pistol" up to snuff?…

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EMG Salient Arms International BLU Standard Airsoft Training Weapon [Review]

What happens when two absolute titans of their respective industries collide? Well, if those titans are Evike.com's expert airsoft tinkerers and Salient Arms International's resident gun wizards... She Purdy. The result may just be the EMG / SAI BLU - a top-of-the-line gas blowback pistol sure to delight both the…

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[Review] Elite Force CO2 1911

Does the phrase 'Two World Wars' mean anything to you? Do you routinely play airsoft in knee-high white socks and New Balances? Is your primary form of nutrition White Monster? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above (and perhaps even if you didn't), Elite Force's CO2 1911 might…

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Airsoft Deals [2021]

The holiday season is upon us, which means that it’s time to break out that credit card (or ask your mom) and get to shopping! In the coming weeks, we’re going to see a ton of great deals from airsoft’s biggest e-tailers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, End of Year,…

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Types of Airsoft Games: Speedsoft vs. Milsim vs. Pick-Up Games

One of the coolest aspects of airsoft at large is the immense amount of variety that can be conjured within each and every game. If you’re new to this flavor of nerddom, it can often be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what’s what. (Let's be real, gameplay type…

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[Review] Elite Force Licensed Heckler & Koch USP .45

In the real world, H&K's name is synonymous with quality... Albeit often at the expense of your poor, poor wallet -- and that's if you can get a hold of their wares as a civilian, to begin with! Considering the German titan's selectiveness about who they license to, we wanted…

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Does Airsoft Hurt? (And How to Reduce the Pain)

Worried about whether airsoft will hurt? Wondering how likely it is to be injured while playing airsoft? We get it...no one wants to get hurt playing a sport, and you might have heard varying accounts of just how painful airsoft can be.  The Orange Tip Tactical team is here to…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / Safety

10 Tips to Stay Safe in Airsoft

As always, safety is our top priority--and that includes on the airsoft field and off. If you’re just getting into airsoft or have been playing for a while and want to brush up on safety rules, you’re in the right place! Gotta play it safe! We’re going to talk a…

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Best Airsoft YouTubers: Reviews & Gameplay

If you’re anything like us, you probably consume a lot of airsoft content on YouTube. And why not? Watching gameplay videos always gets us pretty pumped and eager to get back out onto the field. We'd much rather be here...but sometimes you gotta get your kicks elsewhere. Once constrained to…

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Top 10 Tips for New Players

No one starts this hobby as a plastic-slingin’ badass...we were all new once! The world of airsoft can be daunting if you’re just getting started -- but that’s where we come in! We didn't get here overnight! We’ve put together a list of tips and advice for BB babies based…